Meat dressed to perfection. The tomatoes and spinach draw out the rich undertones from the cod. Adorn with small leaves, slices of mandarin orange, or lemon to change the mood of your meal.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 kilogram fresh spinach (washed and drained)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 30 pinenuts (rams)
- 40 grams grated parmesan cheese
- 15 basil leaves
- 1 lemon (organic)
- 3 teaspoons breadcrumbs
- 40 grams sundried tomatoes in oil
- 2 teaspoons oil (sundried tomato)
- 4 cod fillets (150 grams each)
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on a frying pan and saute spinach, adding progressively as it begins to wilt.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Remove from heat and drain in a strainer.
- On a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, add the garlic glove, spinach, and the crushed tomatoes.
- Cook, stirring regularly for 5 minutes.
- Set aside.
- On a small pan, toast the pine nuts until lightly browned.
- In a blender, add the sundried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, basil leaves, lemon zest, breadcrumbs and oil.
- Blend to get a thick paste.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place the cod fillets, cover them with a layer of pesto.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- To serve, place a circle of spinach, and top it with a cod fillet.
Heather H. 5 Jul 2015
Fish is so healthy and that is one of the reason why I gave this recipe a chance. The tomatoes and spinach take out any of the “fishy” taste and leave you with a mouthwatering dish. This is very impressive I must say.